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Gov. Sarah Palin heads to Central New York

By WKTV News

AUBURN, N.Y. (WKTV) Gov. Sarah Palin is traveling thousands of miles from her home state this weekend to visit Central New York.

Gov. Palin is going to be a special guest at the first Founder's Day event this Saturday in Auburn. Founder's Day celebrates the founding of the city of Auburn and some of its most influential citizens.

The city is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Alaska. Auburn shares a special connection with the 49th state, because of the role William H. Seward played in the role United States' purchase of the Alaska territory.

Seward is Auburn's most famous native sons. The city has dedicated a museum to him and his family, giving a glimpse into the life and times of the Sewards.

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m.- Parade through downtown Auburn with Gov. Palin
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.- Public addresses on the steps of City Hall featuring guest speaker Gov. Palin
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.- "Seward Salutes America" garden party at Seward House Museum.

Parade Route:
http://ci.auburn.ny.us/Public_Documents/index

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